Dog Hock, Tarsus, Achilles Brace – Specialized Pet Solutions – Starting at $645
A ruptured Achilles’ tendon is no fun for our canine friends, and they have 5 different tendons there that can be torn. You can tell that this particular injury has happened because instead of standing on their “tippy toes” as dogs tend to do, that foot will be flat on the ground. A partial rupture can also happen with similar effects. This brace is designed to give gentle support following surgery so that your canine pal can recover completely.
It can be used for:
- Post-operative care of surgery to repair complete Achilles rupture
- Correction of Hyperextension/Partial rupture
- Angular Deformities
- Fracture Management
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Our Hock brace for dogs also known as a tarsal brace, is custom built for your animal specifically. These custom orthotics will help your dog lead a more active normal lifestyle while supporting their affected limb and allowing time to heal the area. Please have your veterinarian diagnose your animal so we can be sure this is the correct brace for your dog. This hock brace for dogs also known as a tarsal brace can be used pre and post surgical intervention, as well as a device to help lift up the leg/paw in a more natural standing position. Our goal is to help animals live their best life.
Once you order your device Specialized Pet Solutions will mail out a casting kit. Once you receive this casting kit watch the video on our Youtube channel or in the link on the product page of our website on how to cast an animal. It is helpful to watch the video prior to casting as it allows you a visual of the process and will aid in gathering the necessary materials needed to do the cast. If you are uncertain about doing the casting yourself, your veterinarian can also do it for you (they’re fee’s will apply). Once the cast is complete ship it back to us and we will create a mold of your animals limb. With the mold we create your custom device. Please allow 3-5 business days for manufacturing. We will then mail your custom brace to you.
Please be understanding and nurturing while your pet acclimates to this new tool. All animals treat braces differently and adjust accordingly.
Every brace is made out of high quality materials and manufactured to the highest standards right here in the United States.
Animal wellness is our top priority and we offer a 5% discount to any animal shelter or sanctuary.
Our prices start at $645, price is determined by size and difficulty. Please call for further information on how we can help your animal today 833-682-7375
Beauty the Bald Eagle: A poacher shot Beauty, tragically maiming her beak so that she couldn’t eat by herself anymore and was dependent on hand-feeding for survival. After three years a group of volunteers made her a prosthetic beak, which allowed her to grasp food herself and eat properly again.
Riley the Mare: Infections like the one Riley had, thanks to a contaminated metal plate that was placed in her limb, are so common that it seems to be a given that the horse will just have to be put down. But this quarter horse’s survival of the infection and the use of a prosthetic limb are showing people that this doesn’t have to be the case. Riley’s survival is truly an inspiration to many.
Oscar the Cat: Oscar the cat’s hind legs were severed by a combine harvester while he snoozed in a maize field near his home in Jersey off the mainland of the United Kingdom. A passing cyclist found him and brought him back to his owners; at the time they said he was so covered in blood there was no way they thought he would make it. They got him to an animal hospital known for its pioneering work on the mainland of the UK, and Oscar was given then-unheard-of surgery and fitted with implanted prosthetics. He has been through a few surgeries to ensure the prosthetics are functioning properly and is known as Oscar the Bionic Cat.
These stories are becoming legion, with more and more extraordinary tales of survival and improved quality of life across a larger and larger variety of species all the time. One of the most important considerations, though, must be whether or not a prosthetic will help with improving the animal’s quality of life.
It’s easy to think that we know what is best for our pet, but it’s important to pay attention to the very real concerns about what a prosthetic will help them gain...and what it will not. A prosthetic isn’t the same as an original limb, no matter how hard we all want it to be. And it’s important to consider your pet’s happiness, possibly in contrast to your own. Your happiness at the thought of your pet successfully using a prosthetic may not be the same as your pet’s, and it’s important that you are able to differentiate between the two.
There are three major considerations to make if you are considering a prosthetic for your pet:
- Challenges for your pet: Device suspension, device rotation, and occasionally friction pressure sores are all considerations to make in terms of whether or not a prosthetic will do greater harm than good for your pet, by yourself, your vet, and your prosthetist.
- Is your pet a good candidate? Certain requirements exist that must be met to make sure that your pet will be comfortable and adapt well to a new limb.
- Make sure you and your vet’s goals are the same: Prosthetics can be made to meet so many goals it is important to ensure you’re on the same page in terms of mobility, type of support, stress, and movement, and other issues that will arise as your pet begins to use their prosthetic.
As always, it is imperative to include your prosthetist in many of these conversations to ensure everyone is on the same page.
As your prosthetist, we will generally communicate primarily with your vet about all of the specifics of the prosthetics. We’ll make sure we discuss everything we’ve discussed above as well as anything more that needs to be discussed in order to determine the right fit for your pet the first time.
We will ship you a casting kit along with everything you need to cast your pet. If you are not comfortable casting your pet, please make an appointment with your veterinarian to assist you in the casting process. Your veterinarian will be involved in this process, so having them cast your pet for you may be a good idea; if they are familiar with your pet and you feel comfortable casting the animal, it isn’t necessary to have the vet do the casting, however.